Journalists quarantined after interviewing infected Brazil president Bolsonaro

Brazilian TV journalists went to quarantine after they were exposed to President Jair Bolsonaro in an interview where he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Bolsonaro told a handful of television journalists at his official residence that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

CNN Brasil, Record TV and the state-run Brazil Communications Company (EBC) said they had taken their reporters off the job following the interview.

Many TV journalists held microphones in front of his chest, without the minimum 1-2 meters of distance advocated by medical experts to avoid virus spread.

Bolsonaro has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization sent its best wishes to Bolsonaro after he was diagnosed Tuesday with the coronavirus, saying it “brings home the reality of this virus.